State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $38,988.00-$61,649.00 Yearly




An Equal Opportunity Officer I is the intermediate level of equal opportunity work implementing equal employment and equal access programs and ensuring adherence to the standards set forth in the Governor’s Code of Fair Employment Practices. Employees in this class do not supervise.

Employees receive moderate supervision from a designated administrator. The work may require travel to investigate complaints of discrimination.

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of a class specification. The Equal Opportunity Officer Trainee, I and II are differentiated on the basis of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over the employees. The Equal Opportunity Officer Trainee learns to perform duties under close supervision; the Equal Opportunity Officer I performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed; while the Equal Opportunity Officer II performs the full range of duties under general supervision.


Implements equal opportunity programs, such as equal employment opportunity, minority business enterprise and equal access (Title VI) programs;

Ensures adherence to the standards set forth in the Governor’s Code of Fair Employment Practices;

Monitors compliance with equal opportunity laws, regulations, codes, and policies; Investigates and mediates complaints of discrimination;

Recommends corrective actions and reasonable accommodations;

Participates in programs designed to secure full participation of minority groups and individuals in activities of the department;

Provides information, assistance and guidance to agency operating personnel in areas such as; fair practice, minority business enterprise, equal opportunity in employment and equal access to services, contracts, grants and facilities;

Interprets agency programs, operations and policies for equal opportunity and equal access to minority groups and the general public;

Prepares and analyzes statistical reports;

Coordinates investigations of complaints with representatives of other government agencies;

Testifies in administrative hearings and proceedings;

Develops and administers training on workplace issues including but not limited to equal employment opportunity and fair practices requirements and procedures;

May present ideas and concepts to help foster cultural diversity and sensitivity within agency programs and divisions;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of federal, State, and local legislation concerning equal opportunity in employment and equal access to employment, services, programs, contracts and facilities;

Knowledge of civil rights laws, regulations and practices;

Knowledge of community organizations and resources available to assist in resolving discrimination problems affecting minority groups;

Knowledge of demographic, social and economic conditions within the State of Maryland which relate to equal opportunity, equal access and fair practice for minority individuals and groups;

Ability to investigate complaints of discrimination;

Ability to conduct studies and analyze data to make recommendations;

Ability to identify educational needs, develop formal training programs and instruct others;

Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, groups and organizations to resolve equal opportunity issues.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: One year of experience implementing an equal opportunity program in employment or equal access program and ensuring adherence to fair practice standards.


1. Additional experience directly related to protected groups in the areas of compliance with civil rights statutes or community and human relations may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Thirty graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the fields of personnel administration, human resources management, business administration, public administration, statistics, tests and measurements or psychology may be substituted for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in equal employment opportunity classification or equal employment opportunity specialty codes in the equal employment opportunity field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised


Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 002815; EST: ; REV: 9/1/2014;

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